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I never said a complete overhaul, you just thought that. And no, I'm not defending HP because I have one, that's just a coincidence. I'm defending it because I hate how people say previous performance equals everything. You can refer to my school experience as to why.

As for the adapter, here you go:
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R4...All-Categories

Any of those will work, assuming they're the correct size and interface, of course.
It's not "previous" performance, LMAO. These studies are from less than a year ago! Many of the laptops they tested are probably still being sold, not to mention their quality is not suddenly gonna skyrocket in less than a year. Their performance for the last three years or so tells us that they're unreliable. Let's just leave it at that.

In any case, that adapter seems inexpensive and relatively easy to use. We still need to know if the OP is willing to give up the Optical Drive for it, though.
    
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Survey from a year ago.

1yr

+

The time people actually bought the products they are talking about. (probably about a year)

2 years ago, HP laptops were crap. They were like all plastic junk. They have undergone a MAJOR redesign since then. The newer ones like the DV6 in my sig are made of aluminum and much better designed. They learned from what worked with the envy's, and applied it to the mainstream lines. Even the lower end models, which are still plastic, are much better designed, and resemble the higher end models. (I have one of those too, a DV6000 or whatever it is called)
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555m is faster.
     
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555 of course.
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Survey from a year ago.

1yr

+

The time people actually bought the products they are talking about. (probably about a year)

2 years ago, HP laptops were crap. They were like all plastic junk. They have undergone a MAJOR redesign since then. The newer ones like the DV6 in my sig are made of aluminum and much better designed. They learned from what worked with the envy's, and applied it to the mainstream lines. Even the lower end models, which are still plastic, are much better designed, and resemble the higher end models. (I have one of those too, a DV6000 or whatever it is called)
Yeah, no. This survey tested laptops and service for 2010. HP is unreliable. Just because you had good luck doesn't mean everyone else did. I don't know why you're trying to argue against facts.

They seem to be trying now. At the end of the year we'll see if they did enough.
    
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so it only asked for people with problems in 2010?

I am asking this because this is yet another flaw of your site. It doesn't give us much if any info on how the "survey" was conducted.

I don't know why you are trying to argue with "facts" that don't make any sense.
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so it only asked for people with problems in 2010?

I am asking this because this is yet another flaw of your site. It doesn't give us much if any info on how the "survey" was conducted.

I don't know why you are trying to argue with "facts" that don't make any sense.
And here you go again. Dude, give it up. HP is the least reliable laptop manufacturer. What's so hard about admitting it? Stop arguing in the thread about it. The point is, the OP will be better served by getting a computer from another manufacturer, so let's try to help him with getting a good deal.
    
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It is getting pointless to argue with you.

My last words before i unsubscribe from this thread, and never visit it again:

-HP is a fine brand. Their newer generation is very good. If you want to take past performance as an example, that's cool, but you are just cheating yourself. I could care less which way you choose.
-I own both Dell (1545) and HP (DV6T, G6something, older ZX series). Both are perfectly fine. Both feel well engineered and though out.
-you really can't go wrong with any brand, all have their ups and downs.
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oh a thread i can sort of chime in on since i own the new version of the xps 17, with the 2630qm and 555m, it will pretty much play anything crysis 2 med settings no aa at 900p(40-50fps), blackops maxed steady 60fps, brink with high settings no aa well over 70fps, i haven't played starcraft 2 on it yet but if i could loosely base dawn of war ii retribution off of it, it will play it without a hitch.
As for battery life with the 9cell i average about 7 hours web browsing plus word documents and such, movie wise i watched tron legacy with med brightness and still had 50% battery left, haven't tested games on battery for obvious reasons.
post #70 of 72
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It is getting pointless to argue with you.

My last words before i unsubscribe from this thread, and never visit it again:

-HP is a fine brand. Their newer generation is very good. If you want to take past performance as an example, that's cool, but you are just cheating yourself. I could care less which way you choose.
-I own both Dell (1545) and HP (DV6T, G6something, older ZX series). Both are perfectly fine. Both feel well engineered and though out.
-you really can't go wrong with any brand, all have their ups and downs.
No, it's pointless to argue with you. You don't listen to facts and then go insisting on replacing the experience of thousands that were used in research for your own. Or is your ego so huge that you think your experience invalidates that of thousands of others?

HP is clearly not a fine brand. They have the worst notebook reliability and horrible customer service. There's nothing fine about that.
    
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